In 2011, two names that you see on this website fairly often, The Stinger Report and BMIGaming.com, came together to begin offering awards to the best arcade games found at IAAPA trade show in November. The awards are usually announced a few months after the event, with plaques presented to the winning company representatives at the Amusement Expo in Las Vegas. You can see last years awards here.
For this year, The Stinger Report has sent out a release showing the picks for this past IAAPA. They get into a few different categories including video arcade games; you can see the release below. Since I have only played one of the games (Batman) I can’t really comment on the rankings, although I think it seems appropriate that Mach Storm gets a gold since it is much different than anything else. The racing games dominate the awards on the video side, which I guess isn’t too surprising given the large number of them which were shown at IAAPA. Otherwise I have had a chance to play Transformers: Human Alliance and Aliens Armageddon but neither of those made this list. I am looking forward to Amusement Expo, which is just a month away at this point so I can finally get to check most of these games out.
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[FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE]
2014 Best Of Show Arcade Machine Awards Revealed To Public
Annual BOSA Awards for Arcade Machine innovation and creativity announced jointly by BMIGaming.com and The Stinger Report today
[Feb 27, 2014 – Boca Raton, FL] – Marking its third year, and now with strong worldwide amusement industry recognition, BMIGaming.com and The Stinger Report announced today the highly anticipated
Best Of Show Arcade Machines Awards (BOSA) for 2014. The BOSA Awards recognize the best of new arcade machine innovations and applications, as seen within the global amusement industry throughout 2013, with the awards noting creativity, innovation and originality in new arcade machines introduced in the amusement device and arcade game sectors.
The BOSA has quickly become a noted ”mark of excellent” within the industry for new products releases. Growing in size each year, the BOSA Awards will continue to chart new arcade gaming trends and use
of exciting and innovative new technologies that will shape the digital out-of-home entertainment arena. New for 2014, the BOSA continues to expand its reach, with the inclusion of a new awards category
for ‘Physical Action / Sports Arcade Games‘, for a total of four product categories which cover both ground-breaking and significant arcade machine and amusement device product releases in 2013.
After an exhaustive review of the latest arcade machines, including many new products released at the recent IAAPA Amusement Expo in Orlando, FL, and through a very arduous voting process,
the 2014 BOSA Award winners are ready to be unveiled. Each category has only the potential for products to be awarded a Gold, Silver or Bronze Medal, or “Notable Mention” Award.
The BOSA Awards finalists were judged internally by the staff at both BMIGaming.com and The Stinger Report, based on products reviewed throughout 2013 and at the annual IAAPA Amusement Expo.
Finalists for the Best Of Show Arcade Machine Awards are assigned weighted point scores by our panel of (7) judges using all of these six factors : Game Originality, Game Uniqueness, Game Playability and
Enjoyment, Market Relevance, Earning Potential and Product Pricing. The physical BOSA Awards will be handed out during the upcoming Amusement Expo in Las Vegas during the end of March, 2014
Category One : Video Arcade Games
Incredible dome display technology puts this ahead of any other simulator game – By Bandai Namco Games
Bronze Medal Award – Overtake Arcade
Over-the-top stunt driving meets high octane street racing in this new video arcade game – By Wahlap Technologies
Category Two : Videmption Arcade Games
Gold Medal Award – Jetpack Joyride Arcade
Jet your way to glory in this new arcade version of the popular mobile app game – By Adrenaline Amusements
Silver Medal Award – SpongeBob SquarePants – Hit The Beat
Fun and unique “kid-friendly” music rhythm game featuring Spongebob Squarepants – By Andamiro Entertainment
Bronze Medal Award – Monopoly Arcade
The timeless and classic board game brought real life in a fantastic videmption arcade game – By ICE Games
Notable Mention Award – Rail Rush Arcade
Mobile games are better in a big screen arcade cabinet and Rail Rush is no exception – By Coastal Amusements
Category Three : Redemption Arcade Games
Gold Medal Award – Lobster Robot
Grab and drop balls into goals with your robotic lobster in this unique redemption game – By Andamiro Entertainment
Silver Medal Award – Down The Clown Arcade
New carnival-style throwing-knock down ticket redemption arcade game from ICE Games
Bronze Medal Award – ICE Ball FX
Alley Rollers finally jump into the 21st century thanks to a colorful LED light-show upgrade – By ICE Games
Notable Mention Award – Snow Down Arcade
Catch the most snowflakes (minus the cold) in this innovative new game – By Jennison Entertainment Technologies
Category Four : Physical / Sports Arcade Games
Gold Medal Award – Galaxy Collision Quad Air
New model of this highly unique 4-player air hockey table / ticket redemption game from Barron Games
Silver Medal Award – DiscGlo Shuffle
Unique virtual shuffleboard / bowling ticket redemption game with color-changing LED lighting from Arachnid
To view exclusive live-active, high-definition video clips, product pictures and receive
more information on all the 2014 BOSA Award arcade machine winners, please visit :
BOSA Award Presenter Backgrounds :
BMIGaming.com / BMI Worldwide –
The world’s largest online distributor of amusements, arcade games, redemption games, motion theaters
and simulators, sports games, kiddie rides and vending equipment, with over 1600 commercial-quality
products for sale to over 100 countries worldwide, specializing in arcade, family entertainment center
and LBE site feasibility studies, arcade design, theming, build-out, marketing and consulting services.
BMI Worldwide is headquartered in Boca Raton, FL, with domestic offices in Salt Lake City, UT and
Myrtle Beach, SC, and international sales offices in Bogota, Colombia and Cape Town, South Africa.
The Stinger Report / KWP Limited –
Specialists in the ‘pay-to-play’ industry and scene consultancy, and prolific commentator through
The Stinger Report on the emergence of new entertainment markets and amusement technologies.
KWP Limited is also the founder of the not-for profit DNA Association and DNA Conferences, which
focus exclusively on the Digital Out-of Home interactive entertainment (DOE) sector.
http://www.thestingerreport.com | http://www.dna-association.com
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